Chidi is the Senior Partner at Foundation Chambers and has over 40 years’ experience in legal practice. Chidi holds a Master’s Degree (LLM) in Maritime Law from Cardiff Law School, University of Wales. He was admitted to the Inner Bar as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria in July 2012 and is a Fellow of the Institute of the Chartered Arbitrators UK.
He is a Consultant to the International Maritime Organization, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. He is the President of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association and sits on the board of the Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria. He consults for the National Assembly, Federal Ministry of Transport and major maritime parastatals in Nigeria on maritime policies and legislation. He also acts for P&I clubs and international law firms specializing in maritime and oil and gas.
Chidi acts for several Shipping Agencies, Shipping lines, Logistic companies, Oil & Gas companies and Port Terminal operators. Chidi was in 2008 appointed the Chairman of the Federal Ministry of Transport Committee on Complaints of Arbitrary Increases in Local Shipping Charges by Private Terminal Operators (Concessionaires), Ship Agents and Bonded Terminal Operators. He served as a member of the Transport Schematic Working Group for the Vision 2020 Committee set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2009. In 2010/2011 Chidi served as Chairman of the Federal Ministry of Transport Port Reforms Evaluation Committee.
He is the Author of Essays on Maritime Law and Practice and Foundation of Carriage of Goods by Sea – The Nigerian Perspective.